Greatest TV Series Characters

We all love TV Series, so who is our greatest character?

The Top Ten

1 Walter White (Breaking Bad) Walter "Walt" Hartwell White Sr. is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Breaking Bad, portrayed by Bryan Cranston.

Man, I couldn't even begin to explain the roller coaster of emotions that Walter White had put me through. You want to hate the guy for all the awful things he's done, such as, (spoilers)...literally poisoning a child, letting Jane overdose, manipulating Jesse for years and practically ruining his life, killing Mike (my favorite character), being indirectly responsible for killing 100+ people in the plane crash, etc. But somehow, we all feel sympathetic for Walt, because of his suffering and karma he gets for all the bad things he's done. And in the end, his empire comes crashing down, as he realizes that he's completely ruined everything that he was working for. Speaking of Walt, his acting is spectacular. Bryan Cranston is such a versatile actor; you would think that the dad from Malcolm In The Middle wouldn't play the most psychotic, memorable, and aggressive fictional drug lord of all time, but you'd be wrong. His delivery "I am the danger...I am the one who knocks." sent shivers ...more

Phenomenal performance by Bryan Cranston. One of the greatest characters in the history of entertainment. Obviously the greatest in Television.
How the story twists from the idea of providing for his family towards a more personal temptation of building a Drug empire. The downfall of Walter White aka Heisenberg was due to his vanity for being the best at what he did. And the way things ended made this character an all time great and also sad for the loyal viewers of Breaking Bad.

From Season 3 onward, Walter Hartwell White became the most unbearable, the most insufferable, the most pestilential creature to ever walk the earth... and that was just around his wife. His pride was always there, but his ego inflated further as the series went on. He became arrogant, hubristic, self-centered, at the cost of endangering his identity. And this all happened because of the world around him, causing his rage to be further and further pent up until he emerged as a growling, snarling, aggressive, domineering drug lord, complete with squinting and underbite.

At the start, you feel kind of bad for him. He was simply calm and mild-mannered, even if he did hold a lot of grudges against people like the Schwartzes. You actually kind of genuinely liked him at the start. His boss treats him poorly, his family is dysfunctional, and to make things worse, he gets lung cancer. But then once he gets further and further into the meth business, dealing with a psychotic drug lord ...more

Most amazing character ever. He has suffered,struggled and been hated by his own family... still did everything he could for his family... not to mention being a victim of cancer. And he truly cared for his partner JESSE PINKMAN...

2 Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

My favorite yellow guy! Homer is the best, there is no scene that Homer plays that isn't funny...

The famous cartoon character, the head of comic The Simpsons Family

How does Homer Simpson have only 6 comments and Supernatural chracters have over 100 comments?

Classic boi always make me lol with his drunkenness and food

3 Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) Barnabus "Barney" Stinson is a fictional character portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris and created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother.

He's hilarious for one thing, but also he has a very intricate and elaborate personality, which is uncovered more and more as you go through the seasons. I would either say Barney, or Sheldon Cooper, from The Big Bang Theory.

Barney Stinson is legen wait for it and I hope you're not lactose intolerant because the next word is dary, legendary, self five.

Barney Stinson is a sitcom god..! He should be on the first place... Hmm... Challenge accepted! Xoxo

Barney Stinson is legen... Wait for it and I hope you're not lactose intolerant cause the last word is... DARY!

4 Dean Winchester (Supernatural) Dean Winchester is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American drama television series Supernatural.

Dean Winchester, played by Jensen Ackles, is a true inspiration. Jensen Ackles portrayed his character perfectly. Dean Winchester just captures your heart with his bad-boy act when you can see behind he is protective, caring and overall a wounded soul. His looks (handsome as hell) are only the tip of the iceberg with his charming personality, selflessness and bravery, all thanks to the outstanding actor Jensen Ackles, contributing to making him the best character on T.V., now and in a hundred years. I doubt that anyone will ever come close to being as amazing as Jensen Ackles and his portrayal of Dean Winchester.

It's something special to completely fall in love with, admire, identify with, feel connected to and inspired by a fictional character from the first moment they appear on screen. All that happened to me with Dean Winchester, thanks to Jensen Ackles' outstanding, brilliant portrayal of the character.
I think it's simply impossible not to love Dean. His handsome looks and spot-on, epic quotes are what first catches the eye; then his charming personality, his brave, selfless protectiveness of the people he loves and his sensitive, vulnerable soul behind the "no chick-flick" bravado will captivate you in no time!
In my opinion there's just no better character on T.V. and I seriously doubt there'll ever be one!

Dean isn't a hero, he doesn't try to be a hero, but he always tries to do what is need to be done, even if it hurts and it is going to become another guilty feeling. He acts like a macho in the first seasons, but he's very sensitive - just think of his behave with children. Thanks to his relationship with Sammy, he has developed a protective side which come out when he deals with kids during hunts, and in general with people he cares about.
He's also tough, because he probably thinks it's the best way to face horrible situations and the aftermath of them. He's complex and smart, and Jensen Ackles plays him dynamically and powerfully. Even though it has been a hard choice between him, Sam and Castiel, I choose Dean. Always.

While I was tempted to vote for Castiel, I just had to vote for Dean! I liked his character from the very beginning, and I remember the moment I fell in love with him (the moment he said 'It's homemade' and smiled like a dork when talking about his EMF reader.) Dean cares for people and he loves so deeply, and I love following his development throughout the seasons--I think he's had a lot of internalized self-hatred, and it's beautiful seeing him grow as a character and come into his own interests and finally step out of the shadow of his father. Dean is a wonderful character, and beautifully complex; I don't think I've ever (or will ever) love a character as much as I love Dean Winchester.

5 Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory) Sheldon Lee Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D., is a fictional character in the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons.

He is one of the funniest characters in television history and definitely the funniest and most interesting on the show. I also really enjoy him as a child in Young Sheldon.

He's so awesome and funny. I just wished that he'd show some emotion at times. He's like an extremely funny robot with a great voice.

Sheldon is extremely intelligent and socially awkward at the same time! How can't you not love him?

He's so cute! And smart! And funny! And sometimes I totally agree with him...

6 Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones) Tyrion Lannister is a fictional character in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. In Game of Thrones, the character is portrayed by Peter Dinklage.

Tyrion lannister. A badass dwarf. With more character depth than all of the people on this list put together except dean winchester.
Them both are boss. Period.

Literally the best character aside from the final two seasons, but then again, the final two seasons were worthless.

"I demand a trial by combat". Seriously what's more badass than this? Tyrion is the best

He talk, he thinks, he drinks, and there's never enough of him to go round.

7 Eric Cartman (South Park) Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the main characters in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker.

Only T.V. character that's better than cartman is Omar little from the wire.

Wow, seeing Eric Cartman and Stewie Griffin side by side, he looks like a growed up Stewie!

Cartman would destroy every enemy

He makes me laugh so hard

8 Sam Winchester (Supernatural) Samuel "Sam" Winchester is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American drama television series Supernatural along with his older brother Dean.

Sam Winchester is amazing. After all that he was put through, from being forced to drink demon blood as a baby to being tortured by the devil for centuries, he was always kind and had faith in humanity. He is one of the strongest, bravest characters that has ever graced the small screen. Jared Padalecki brings all of this amazingly alive along with subtle nonverbal cues to what Sam is thinking and feeling. No one else could have brought this complex character to life as well as Jared Padalecki and it is a travesty that he was never even nominated for an Emmy.

Sam Winchester is an incredible character and it's hard to think of a character who has suffered so much with so little love, affection, or sympathy at his back, because it's almost like no one does have his back on the show, or in the audience. I can't think of a character whose been forced into such a well of loneliness and Otherness as much as Sam Winchester has. He is punished every day of his life, just for being different or for wanting normal, or for wanting a higher education. So often it seems he is punished just for being Sam, and not Dean, and that is no way for any healthy person to live. I want Sam to be loved and celebrated for all the ways that he is himself, and I don't want or need him to be the same as Dean, because that would be boring. Sam Winchester is my hero for standing up to his family when he was still a child! I am so proud of him for doing that! I also want to thank Jared Padalecki for being such a wonderful actor in bringing Sam to life - he does so much ...more

He's a very talented actor. His character within character throughout all SPN Seasons are awesome! Jared's Sam becomes someone else as if his soul has been manipulated, his DNA resequenced, his characteristic traits were replaced with other person. Jared becomes Sam, yet they felt they are one and the same, they are totally interwined with each other. Whenever his Sam enters another character as seen throughout all SPN Seasons, he ends up looking and acting so differenty, even posturing... It feels as if both Jared and Sam are no longer, the other character takes over... It's eerie! Because of this, he deserves recognition for his awesomely spectular acting!

Sam Winchester is a strong character. He's lovable, kind, caring and I love him for that! Another word to describe him? Epatethic: even when he doesn't have to, he forgives and he loves. Exaclty, he loves too much, and I love him for that. Sammy has suffered too much, and he has been betrayed, he got hurt, still he's the same wonderful person, who loves his big brother so much, who tries anything to save the world, to save his dearest and non. His heart is pure despite all of that, despite his life. I wonder if someone actually has his back except Dean, but even him sometimes seems to forget that, and the writers, too. I made a special connection with this character, he deserves so much better than that though. A special kudos to Jared for his amazing performances.

9 Castiel (Supernatural) Castiel is a fictional character portrayed by Misha Collins on the CW Television Network's American television series Supernatural.

Castiel is the most beautiful fictional character ever created. He is an out of place, and curious character, fascinated by humans. He seems innocent and cute, but shouldn't be mistaken for weak. We see him change during all the seasons, sometimes for the better, and sometimes not. Humanity reflects on him like on no other character, we discover how humanity has an impact on him and shapes many of the decisions he takes. Castiel is the angel who fought against his own family because he believed God would have wanted the earth and humans protected. Even when he lost his way, his heart remained in the right place, wanting to save the people he cares about, and earth. Through all the things that have happened to him, he remains the character that I fell in love with in season 4.

Castiel is one of the deepest additions to the Supernatural main cast of characters. He came swooping in, soldier angel on a mission, and without realizing it, changed himself forever. Through a human soul that shone brightest, even in the depths of hell, this angel has become humanized. Castiel demonstrates what happens when someone actually makes the effort to understand the perspective of another, when someone listens, when someone tries to be in another's shoes. He realized, after trying to understand a creature he thought he knew, that all he knew was a stereotype, and that the barrier being torn down was a good thing, was the right thing. Castiel has one of the biggest hearts in Supernatural, and he demonstrates how wonderful the world could be if we all learned to love more. Conversely, he also still has a long way to go because he hasn't learned how to ask for help and admit when he needs it. If the world lost their pride like that, it would immensely improve. I'm hoping ...more

I was more than pleasantly surprised with the introduction of the Castiel character. While being not human, he has tread the most human path of any character on Supernatural; his journey laying an awkward, but wholly relatable trail of inner discovery, blossoming a fundamental kinship with the audience, and forging a deep, loyal fan-following that will live on long after the show's end. The Supernatural show creators and their writers have consistently created brilliantly multi-dimensional characters, and Castiel is no exception. And with the extraordinary blueprint before him, Misha Collins has breathed such tangible presence into existence, giving everything Castiel deserved, to make him the fascinating and beloved character he is. This is why we cast our vote for The Angel of Thursday.

A lot of people say that Castiel was weak. That's crap. He reflects all the good and bad of every season, and I love him for it. I think that in the show, God made him special. God knew his archangels couldn't be trusted with the fate of humanity, so he rested it all on the trench-coated shoulders of one little foot soldier. Even when he took a few turns for the worst, with the exception of Leviathan! Cas, he always wanted the best for people, Castiel would even fight his own family to protect his friends. He was not weak, he wasn't (okay well he was for a few seconds there) just any old deus ex machina, too much heart was not Castiel's problem. Castiel was strong enough to protect who he loved and he'll always be my favorite character.

10 Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin is a main character from the animated television series Family Guy. Obsessed with violence and matricide, Stewie is the youngest child of Peter and Lois Griffin, and the brother of Meg and Chris Griffin.

He is kind of hilarious in his own way. Sure, his arc with him endlessly trying to murder Lois can be annoying and repetitive but in his Road To series, he is at his best.

If you do not like this character than something is wrong with u! All hail to Stewie Griffin!

"Hey guess were I have a crayon"

"Death to you all"

The Newcomers

? Amy Santiago (Brooklyn Nine - Nine)
? Amy Sosa (Superstore)

The Contenders

11 Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)

Don't get me wrong, I adore Cas, Dean, Sam, and the whole Supernatural gang, but it's a pity Sherlock is number six. He is such a complex, beautifully written character! On the outside, most people hate him for being a selfish, emotionless jerk. But we periodically get to see the gentle side of him. Even though he loves showing off on his little throne above everyone else, he genuinely wants to do what is right. He's Spock, with Kirk's heart. Plus, he's very funny, even when not knowing it.

AH! It was really hard to choose but Sherlock has to be my favorite. At first he seems cold and heartless, but after he got his first real friend after Redbeard died, he bacame softer. You got to see his warmer side. Even if sometimes he still tries to act cold and claim "emotion is a weakness" he still has that warmness in him.

I'd have to say he's really interesting, though, to be frank, he is lousy in the social world, and people are forgetting about Martin Freeman's version of John Watson. Hello, there's kind of a reason why he was picked.

Dashing, daring, dismissive of social norms, and gods the sexiest brain of this generation. Not that he's aware of it. Also a complete ass. I love it.

12 Chandler Bing (Friends) Chandler Muriel Bing is a fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends, portrayed by Matthew Perry.

Why is he so high up. He should definitely be in the top ten. He is voted the best friends character and we all know friends is amazing:) Could he BE any better?

The funniest among the Friends, and his development as the show goes by is not exaggerated. From being a person who makes jokes for attention to a person who's careful to his jokes but can still be funny. If there's a list of the greatest disciplinarian in T.V. series, Monica would be the #1 for being able to change Chandler.

Could he BE any better? By far the funniest character on television, and definitely the most quotable of the Friends cast. I love his character development too as he began as a character who treated women poorly and had severe commitment issues to one of the kindest and caring husbands I've seen on T.V.. You go chandy

Chandler Bing is the perfect guy. He is your best friend, ideal spouse, a hard-working professional. He uses humor as defense mechanism, he is uncomfortable around strangers, he can't flirt, all this is unbelievably relatable. He is one of the most realistic guys on T.V.

13 Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead) Daryl Dixon is a fictional character from the American television series The Walking Dead portrayed by Norman Reedus. He is an original character and has no comic counterpart.

What the heck with Super Natural, God! This guy is more boss than all supernatural people. Daryl Dixon Is the doctor of the walking dead. Ya, I blew your mind. Crossbow, Redneck, Boss, outstanding, doesn't take orders from no one and emotional at some times: Merle's Death, Carol's Departure... Ya. And this guy should be in top ten hands down. I bet about The whole country watches Amc and Bbc... Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who. No one cares about this supernatural people.

Those "supernatural people" are actually greatly written characters, somewhat iconic too. I'd have probably voted for Daryl if this was season 3, but he hasn't got much development or been that interesting since. He's becoming better now, mainly because there's more focus on him now but I hope some real development could come out of this character soon, he was so great back then.

Yeah Daryl is super awesome! The best person to have by your side when everything goes south.

He's the biggest badass ever

Crap I wish I'd voted for Daryl

14 Dexter Morgan (Dexter) Dexter Morgan is a fictional character and the antihero of a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay, including Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter in the Dark, Dexter by Design, Dexter Is Delicious, Double Dexter, and Dexter's Final Cut.

Dexter is the most Awesome character on T.V. right after Barney Stinson but Dexter has the better T.V. Show by far, he's the smartest, the toghest and the most badass character on T.V..

Dexter is a brilliant character, and he should've gotten a much better ending.

Dexter should be On number 1.he is the best T.V. show character I've ever seen.

Oh come on, every one knows dexter the best.

15 SpongeBob (SpongeBob SquarePants)

Pure awesome! I would love if SpongeBob was higher on the list. He was real great, mostly in the early 2000s when he was the king of T.V. cartoons!

SpongeBob needs to be higher on the list, he has given us a good generation for television as well as our lives.

I have liked him from the first time I saw him

SpongeBob sucks

16 Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) Richard "Rick" Grimes is a fictional character and the protagonist in the comic book series The Walking Dead and in the television series of the same name, portrayed by Andrew Lincoln.

His acting is amazing It annoys me how he hasn't won a emmy award

Why is he so low?

One of The Best Ever.

17 Joey Tribbiani (Friends) Joseph Francis "Joey" Tribbiani, Jr. is a character from the NBC sitcoms Friends and its spin-off Joey, portrayed by Matt LeBlanc.

Funny and great character

Joeey! He is so adorable and dumb!

Love him

Best T.V. character ever

18 Jack Bauer (24)

So many girls here, Supernatural this and Supernatural that, way too overrated, I swear all the comments of the supernatural characters are by the same person, now Jack Bauer kicks major ass, he wasn't created for the amusement of wet girls, he was created for for being a badass and saving America within a day, he does whatever needs to be done to get results and to stop whatever is in his way, Supernatural is for people that at least appreciate all of that fictional mystical crap, 24 is for the people who appreciate old school action and engaging storytelling with twists and turns, unfortunately, people have moved on and started to forget about this franchise and replaced it with shows like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, but Jack Bauer is an unforgettable and an amazing patriotic character that can't be dismissed.

Such a bad ass. He almost dies like 20 times to save innocent lives and his country. If he were real he would be the greatest man alive. One of the best characters ever.

When you need to get things done, jack is a safe bet

Jack is a true hero.

19 Crow T. Robot (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
20 Dr. Gregory House (House M.D.)

This man is a writer's dream. He is in pain, he is angry, he is secretly in love, he is stoned all the time, he is sarcastic, he is master of words, an atheist, a philosopher, he is insecure, he is a genius and he is obsessed! He doesn't care if he hurts people or if he offends people. He loves to analyse everyone around him and manipulates them.
Why he is not number 1 I will never know.

Brilliant character, made even more incredible by the acting skills and depth of emotion shown by Hugh Laurie. Harsh, sarcastic, but with a hidden vulnerability and deep compassion--Greg House is always worth watching.

Brooding character, he is sexy, so very sexy. Something really wonderful about tortured characters. More so by characters tortured by themselves. Adds a humane quality. Brilliant portrayal by Hugh Laurie.

Absolutely brilliant character. The fantastic acting makes his brilliance, genius, and sarcastic, gruff, and admittedly hilarious personality believable. My all time favorite T.V. doc!

21 Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)

For all you people of Kramerica: Giddy-up!
Kramer was the greatest Seinfeld character ever! His legacy shall live on!

I love him he's awesome so ingenious and crazy... Just watch the Merv G episode. You'll see... And of course, Serenity Now.

So naturally funny

22 Quinn Fabray (Glee) Quinn Fabray is a fictional character from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. The character is portrayed by actress Dianna Agron, and has appeared in Glee since its pilot episode, first broadcast on May 19, 2009. She is the cheerleading captain at the fictional William McKinley High School in more.

She is so strong and was definitely the kindest cheerleader.

1 this is my favorite show
2 she is pretty
3 I agree with the other person, shr is the kindest cheerleader

23 Dwight Schrute (The Office)

It's actually a disgrace that a character from GLEE (the worst show ever) is ranked higher than the legendary Dwight Schrute. Without him, Jim's character wouldn't be funny. Not to mention Dwight's character is HILARIOUS. He should be in the Top 10.

Gareth Keenan is better

Bears beats battlestar galatica

should be at least in top 20

24 Peter Griffin (Family Guy) Peter Griffin is the main protagonist and titular character of the American animated sitcom Family Guy.

he's just great in the second greatest show ever

25 SkekTek (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance)

'Age of Resistance' fleshed out skekTek's character even more from how he was in the film. In the film, he was a typical mad scientist character with not much development. In the series he's much more complex. He's still a nasty character who abuses his subjects, but because he's the Skeksis equivalent of a nerd, he's yelled at and abused (until his machine is finished, then he's granted *some* leniency), even though he's the only one keeping his race alive.
Mark Hamill gives him a magnificent, raspy voice, and Olly Taylor is a great artist of a puppeteer, dynamic and sensitive in animating the character.

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